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10/03/1952 Military coup is led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

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Batista Revolt In Cuba (1952)

Fulgencio Batista was the former president of Cuba and later dictator, backed by the US. During another presidency race, he was in a distant third position. However, being backed by the army, he staged a coup and seized the power. Following this, he took control of the country as provisional president, after canceling the elections.
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